A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

New Bakery Coming to 403 H Street

Awesome news via Twitter of a new bakery in the works. A bakery has long ranked high on the list of most requested businesses on H Street, and it's great to see one coming from already established local business owners.


Anonymous Grr said...

And the adamsmorganization of h continues

Aug 7, 2012, 7:22:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Long vacant building turning into a non-alcohol related neighborhood serving retailer? If that is "adamsmorganization," then I say bring it on!

Aug 7, 2012, 10:13:00 PM

Anonymous not a baker said...

Hope it's like the Spring Hill bakery on Barrack's row.

Aug 7, 2012, 10:49:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yuk. I hope it is not like the Spring Hill bakery. Long lines, noise, and very boring offerings. I hope that it is unique and not just like the chain offerings that appear in every suburban mall.

Aug 8, 2012, 6:54:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good selection of breads would be good enough for me.

Aug 8, 2012, 8:16:00 AM

Anonymous 4th and G said...

Give me a good croissant in the morning and warm baguettes in the evening, and I'll be a regular. The neighborhood needs some more places for a quick breakfast.

This should be a nice compliment to Sidamo's coffee.

Aug 8, 2012, 9:13:00 AM

Anonymous not a baker said...

Actually Spring Hill has a limited selection however, they are all healthy options. They have 7 grain, whole wheat, multigrain options rather than typical white breads such as baguettes and croissants which taste bland and have little nutritional value

Aug 8, 2012, 9:54:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the capitolhillizatioin of the west end continues

Aug 8, 2012, 10:06:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I'm not sure why people are complaining about our neighborhood becoming nicer and providing different options for residents other than bars...

I think this sounds like a great addition and I can't wait to see what they come up with.

Aug 8, 2012, 10:52:00 AM

Blogger heyktb said...

OMG! a bakery. retail. all good news...

Aug 8, 2012, 10:53:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

people complain about the neighborhood becoming more like cap hill or adams morgan because they get off on living in an area that is considered edgy. well, i'm tired of edgy. i look forward to our neighborhood evolving into
a place that doesn't include litter and bums and drug dealers.
i live here and i love it. but a bakery will be an excellent plus!

Aug 8, 2012, 11:01:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the columbiaheightsification of h continues

Aug 8, 2012, 11:07:00 AM

Anonymous Dave b said...

I just hope they don't throw their cupcake and muffin bottoms in the alley and attract rats

Aug 8, 2012, 11:14:00 AM

Blogger caroline said...

Spring Mill is good for what it is, but it's very different than a European bakery. I personally would love to see a good French, Italian, or Austrian bakery open up here, and I think it would draw in customers from all over DC.

Aug 8, 2012, 11:22:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot stress this enough: A good baguette. A real one. The right way. Daily. People will buy them once they know how good it is.

Aug 8, 2012, 3:46:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the nice-i-fication of h continues

Aug 8, 2012, 4:10:00 PM

Anonymous not a baker either said...


Great to see more retail and a bakery at that. But whole wheat is not necessarily healthy. I've drastically cut back on eating wheat/bread for years now and read the book Wheat Belly a few months ago, it absolutely opened my eyes, it's an easy read and informative.

I hope that this business does well because I know that I would grab a fresh baguette from time to time.

Aug 8, 2012, 5:16:00 PM

Anonymous dave b said...

pretty good idea by the ethiopic people. put the bakery near their coffee shop. even if the bakery might not be self sustaining, it could drive more business to the coffee shop and make it worth while. a separate owner for the bakery would have a more difficult time. they do own sidamo, right?

Aug 8, 2012, 6:34:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, they do own Sidamo.

Aug 9, 2012, 7:10:00 AM

Blogger inked said...

They do NOT own Sidamo.

Aug 9, 2012, 8:19:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact they do own sidamo. Get it straight sister.

Aug 9, 2012, 8:31:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kenfey Bellay owns Sidamo.
Meseret Bekele and Samael Ergete own Ethopic.

Aug 9, 2012, 8:57:00 AM

Blogger inked said...

I haven't seen the permit for the new bakery, but Sidamo & Ethiopic have different owners.

Aug 9, 2012, 12:08:00 PM


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